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Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive \"so much cruelty\"

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished …

World History

To Pimp a Butterfly: Kendrick Lamar's new album is perfect

I’ve never been afraid to listen to an album.<p>It’s a strange feeling. Music can elicit a number of emotions — tears, unbridled happiness, a wave of calmness, a strong stank face — but fear usually isn’t drawn out by music. It’s not something that artists strive to pull out of their audience. And yet …

Passengers stuck on plane for more than 9 hours in travel nightmare

A Texas to Oklahoma flight that was supposed to last one hour turned into a nearly 10-hour nightmare Friday as some passengers sat inside the plane on the tarmac.<p>American Airlines flight 382 was scheduled to take off at 2:30 p.m. Friday from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and head to …

Oklahoma City

December guide to the bright planets

Of the 5 bright planets, Mars and Jupiter appear in the December 2017 predawn sky all month. Mercury joins them around the December solstice. Venus …

Astronomy

Why Adding Milk To Your Scrambled Eggs Is A Mistake

Scrambled eggs may be one of the more simple items on the breakfast menu to make at home, but as easy as they are to cook, they're equally easy to screw up.<p>One common mistake people make when cooking scrambled eggs is adding milk or cream. You may have been whisking your eggs with milk since you …

The 21 Best Fried Chicken Spots in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>Fried chicken just might be the world's most versatile food. It makes just as much sense at the dinner table or in your car or at breakfast with waffles, as it does at 3 a.m. out of the fridge or during the seventh-inning stretch of an intramural, co-ed softball …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

The Surprising Way to Run Faster and Longer | Men's Health

Getting in peak shape is a tricky dance for endurance athletes. It’s often thought that if you push too hard, too often, you risk burning out or …

Pick the Right Music for Your Fastest Run Ever

A new study finds that motivational tunes come in many speeds<p>If you find Mozart motivating, take heart. A new study has found that your running playlist is just as effective as one with the <i>Rocky</i> theme on repeat.<p>Studies have shown that music—specifically fast music—can improve athletic performance …

5 Common Misconceptions About Running

1. It is easy<p>Wow, if you think it is as easy as lacing up and heading out, you got a thing coming! Even after weeks of training, my lungs cry out for …

The 1 Reason Every NBA Title Contender Has a Chance to Win It All

Rosters of NBA title contenders are wholly unique, but each has been constructed with a singular goal in mind: to achieve immortality of historic proportions.<p>On their respective journeys, franchises have uncovered segments of winning formulas that can produce championship-caliber results.<p>Whether …

Running Makes Your Heart Stronger and Healthier

Sixty-four percent of the runners had at least one heart attack risk factor. With training, the hearts of all of the men grew much stronger, their …

Boston Marathon

Mars One plan to colonise red planet unrealistic, says leading supporter

Gerard ’t Hooft, Dutch Nobel laureate and ambassador for project, says he does not believe mission can begin in 2024 as planned<p>The budget and timeline for plans by a Dutch organisation to colonise Mars are highly unrealistic, one of the project’s most eminent supporters has suggested.<p>Gerard ’t …

Exploration

Tension rises between Adrian Peterson's agent, Vikings exec in Indy

Adrian Peterson's agent got into an altercation with a Vikings executive Indy at the NFL Combine in what is the latest chapter in the ongoing drama …

Adrian Peterson

Class Is In Session: Bun B Talks His ‘Hip-Hop And Religion’ Course On Hot. 97

Bun B, excuse us, Professor Bun B stopped by <i>Ebro In The Morning</i> Thursday (Feb. 19) to talk about his “Hip-Hop and Religion” course.<p>Teaching the …

Guess Who Spotify Is Bringing To Bless SXSW This Year?

With spring crawling its way around the corner, the season for festive music, cultures of food, and communion under the sun is soon to arrive. South …

Spotify

Russell Simmons Blasts Geraldo Over Hip-Hop Comments

"He never did shit to help nobody, not in a very long time," Simmons says of 'Celebrity Apprentice' runner-up<p>Russell Simmons did not appreciate …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late Was Originally Planned as a Free Release

Last week, Drake dropped <i>If You're Reading This It's Too Late</i> as a surprise release for sale on iTunes, following months of rumors that he had a mixtape in the works.<p>In a new interview with HipHopDX, DatPiff founder Kyle "KP" Reilly revealed that <i>If You're Reading This It's Too Late</i> was originally …

Lil Wayne